PHYSICIST

Albert Einstein

1879 - 1955

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Albert Einstein ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛɐt ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] ; 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who is widely held to be one of the greatest and most influential scientists of all time. Best known for developing the theory of relativity, Einstein also made important contributions to quantum mechanics, and was thus a central figure in the revolutionary reshaping of the scientific understanding of nature that modern physics accomplished in the first decades of the twentieth century. His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which arises from relativity theory, has been called "the world's most famous equation". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Einstein has received more than 66,865,108 page views. His biography is available in 221 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 214 in 2019). Albert Einstein is the 2nd most popular physicist, the 3rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular German Physicist.

Albert Einstein is most famous for his theory of relativity. He developed the theory in 1905 and it is now one of the most important theories in modern physics. The theory states that time and space are not absolute and that they are relative to the observer. It also states that the speed of light is constant.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Albert Einstein ranks 2 out of 851Before him are Isaac Newton. After him are Marie Curie, Wilhelm Röntgen, Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Max Planck, Alessandro Volta, Hans Christian Ørsted, Pierre Curie, Ernest Rutherford, and Niels Bohr.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1879, Albert Einstein ranks 1After him are Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Emperor Taishō, Max von Laue, Otto Hahn, Franz von Papen, Francis Picabia, Emiliano Zapata, and Alma Mahler. Among people deceased in 1955, Albert Einstein ranks 1After him are Alexander Fleming, Thomas Mann, James Dean, Dale Carnegie, Sadako Sasaki, António Egas Moniz, José Ortega y Gasset, Fernand Léger, Alberto Ascari, Rodolfo Graziani, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Albert Einstein ranks 3 out of 7,253Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), and Charlemagne (748). After him are Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Henry Kissinger (1923), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), and Otto von Bismarck (1815).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Albert Einstein ranks 1After him are Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Max Planck (1858), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Georg Ohm (1789), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Max Born (1882), Max von Laue (1879), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Johannes Stark (1874), and Otto von Guericke (1602).